Bonsai trees are diminutive and exquisite examples of larger trees. To keep them small, they spend their lives in shallow containers. Just about any type of tree can be a bonsai. Bonsai trees require training to grow into the elegant plants we all know and love. Bonsai nurseries are great place to go to get untrained new Bonsais that you can manipulate into the Bonsai Tree of your dreams.
Pointers on Beginner Bonsai Trees
Beginner Bonsai Trees have are shapeless plants that need to be cultivated into whatever your heart desires. This is a carefully done process. When done incorrectly it can end up doing more damage than good to the life span of your tree.
It is possible to choose from many bonsai styles. Some of the more popular and less complicated ones include the windswept, cascade, slanting, formal upright, informal upright and the bunjin designs. Hobbyists about to grow beginner bonsai trees are able to select any style they will be happy with. While making the purchase, notice if a certain bonsai tree already has a tendency toward a specific shape. Does it have a crooked trunk or branches that suit a particular form? Carefully taking the time to observe the features of a new bonsai can be greatly rewarding, as well as inspiring.
Learning how to prune both the crown and the roots of your beginner bonsai trees is an area you want to put the most time into as it will reap great Bonsai rewards in the future. Pruning implies cutting off specific parts to encourage more growth or to engender a hearty plant. Repotting and pruning of the beginner Bonsai trees also encourage them to grow faster. Further, you will need to replace the container of your bonsai repeatedly every one or two years to stimulate continued health and in order to access the roots for pruning. This will also encourage faster growth, which can mean more pruning will be needed.
Carefully planning on weather conditions for your Bonsai tree is imperative. Since many varieties of bonsai trees which have been shipped from tropical or subtropical regions, are not able to withstand cold and the shallow bonsai containers can freeze when left outside in winter snow and cold, it is
recommended that you bring your beginner bonsai trees inside during the cold season in your area. In addition, most Bonsai trees are outdoor plants that need to be outside for a good part of the warm season. Alternating your indoor and outdoor Bonsai routine is imperative for the plants survival.
The drying out of soil is very dangerous for the trees. To prevent this from being catastrophic, avoid keeping the plants near ovens and radiators. The container can also be placed on top of some pebbles in a shallow water dish to keep the humidity up around the plant. The container should not be directly in the water, just above it. Also, make sure the bonsai plants are not left too close to windows, because excess cold can stress a tree to the point of death. The more research you do to duplicate the conditions of a bonsai tree’s origins, the easier it will be to promote its healthy survival for many years to come.
This is all you’ll need to remember to care for your beginner bonsai trees, trim the plant regularly, provide water and high humidty, warmth, and occasional feeding, for best growth. Following this plan will bring you many years of satisfying bonsai gardening time.